ARTS-Us is a nonprofit that was founded in 1992 as a community-based organization, focused on nurturing young leaders in the arts through a lens of the African Diaspora. The founders were African American artists and multicultural educators. They lean heavily on the education side with a plethora of programs and experiences, including Civil Rights Research Experience, Timbuktu! (after school program), Camp Teranga, and Underground Railroad, the last which is run by the Kamau Kambui Circle for Cultural Learning. They also lead trainings, workshops, and retreats in several topics. They also rent out The Dunning Recreation Center for various events. In addition, they distribute food twice a week to people who need it.